A review by kaitslibrary
Plantains and Our Becoming: Poems by Melania Luisa Marte


THIS is what poetry is supposed to be! I thought that Rupi Kaur was peak poetry when I read it in high school but this collection literally changed my life. Every word was so well-chosen, which made every sentence so important and special. While I am a white woman reading this, I feel like this was so educational and it taught me even more about Black culture and Afro-Latina culture. This is one of the most meaningful poetry collections I have ever had the privilege of reading and I truly think this will become a classic. Everyone needs to read this.

Thank you so much to the publisher for reaching out to me and thank you to NetGalley for gifting me a temporary ebook. All opinions are my own.